Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Readium project: open source EPUB 3 reference implementation

Readium | Digital Publishing meets Open Web

One of their goals is to provide an open source reference implementation of an EPUB3 reader in the browser. They have a Chrome extension which does that.

Excerpt from the site:

Readium Open Source Initiative Launched to Accelerate
Adoption of EPUB 3: ACCESS, Adobe, Barnes & Noble, Copia,
Google, Kobo/Rakuten, O’Reilly, Samsung, Sony, others
support project to advance universal digital publishing
New York, NY, February 13, 2012 -The International Digital
Publishing Forum (IDPF) today announced the Readium Project,
a new open source initiative to develop a comprehensive
reference implementation of the IDPF EPUB® 3 standard. This
vision will be achieved by building on WebKit, the widely
adopted open source HTML5 rendering engine. A quote sheet
with quotes from the following is available at
readium-support : ACCESS, Adobe, Anobii, Apex CoVantage,
Assoc. American Publishers (AAP), Barnes & Noble, Bluefire
Productions, BISG, Copia, DAISY, EAST, EDItEUR, Evident Point,
Google, Incube Tech, Kobo/Rakuten, Monotype, O’Reilly,
Rakuten, Safari Books Online, Samsung, Sony, VitalSource,
Voyager Japan. For more information about the project,
including how to participate and links to downloads and source
code, visit .

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